A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense.
The 1950s was a decade of moral panics. In this case it was over children being exposed to horror comic books. The Jaycee Youth Leadership collected 8000 comics and organized a book burning on Prior Street. The authors of Vancouver Noir write that “no significant improvement in juvenile behaviour was observed” following the event.
Source: Vancouver Herald, via Vancouver Noir: 1930-1960 by Diane Purvey & John Belshaw (Anvil Press, 2011)